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Low Carb Onion Rings - Paleo

These low carb onion rings, are seriously the real deal! These paleo onion rings bring back memories of being a kid at the fair. You can fry them (so good!) or oven bake them for a lower fat option.

Servings 4 people
Calories 279 kcal
Author Andrea


  • 2 sweet onions or yellow onions

Fry Batter

  • 3 Tablespoons tahini paste *see notes for tahini
  • 1 egg pasture raised
  • 1 Tablespoons coconut aminos OR red wine vinegar, OR dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 clove crushed garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 to 2 pinches sea salt to taste


  • 1/2 + cup palm shortening (pro-forest certified) coconut oil, or rendered/pastured lard


  1. Decide if you want to fry or bake your onion rings. I personally like them fried the best (as they are so much like "the real thing"). But I still enjoy them baked too. Both methods are listed below.

  2. Mix fry batter ingredients together.

  3. Peel onions, and slice into rings about 1/4 inch thick.

  4. Dredge onion rings into tahini batter.

Frying Method

  1. If frying: Start by heating up a few Tablespoons of the palm shortening (or preferred fat for frying) in a pan on the stove top, over medium heat. (I add in more oil as needed over the cooking time)

  2. Gently lay a few onion rings into the pan with the hot oil, a few at a time, and fry on each side for a couple of minutes, until golden brown. If your onion rings brown too quickly, turn the heat down a notch.

Oven Baked Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.

  2. You can bake them at 400*F for 18 to 22 minutes.

To Serve

  1. I like to serve them with homemade (dairy-free) ranch dressing, honey mustard, or my cranberry ketchup. - I also like adding the leftovers to sandwich wraps the next day.

Recipe Notes

You can buy tahini at most grocery stores, including Whole Foods and for $3.50 for a jar at Trader Joes, or buy it on Amazon via this link: http://amzn.to/2g1b81y

I love this brand of Coconut Aminos: http://amzn.to/2xql24k

Link to my Cranberry Ketchup Recipe to use a dipping sauce: http://www.forestandfauna.com/cranberry-ketchup/